22 episodes

On this podcast, we share diverse perspectives from leaders in their industry, and we get to hear what diversity means to them, why businesses should be focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives, and why D&I is not only the right thing to do, going beyond the checkbox is absolutely imperative to the growth of your company. Hosted by Donald Thompson, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and CEO of Walk West in Raleigh North Carolina. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.

Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox The Diversity Movement

    • Management

On this podcast, we share diverse perspectives from leaders in their industry, and we get to hear what diversity means to them, why businesses should be focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives, and why D&I is not only the right thing to do, going beyond the checkbox is absolutely imperative to the growth of your company. Hosted by Donald Thompson, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and CEO of Walk West in Raleigh North Carolina. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.

    What is a Virtual Privilege Walk?

    What is a Virtual Privilege Walk?

    On August 27th, 2020, Jackie Ferguson, host of this podcast and head of content at The Diversity Movement, hosted a virtual privilege walk which had such an impact on the almost 150 attendees, and on the panelists as well.

    On this episode, Jackie explains what a privilege walk is and we share a small sample of the experience from that day. Briefly, Jackie asked 41 questions based on privilege, and here we’re sharing just a few of those. And then after the walk, 4 panelists came on to talk about their scores and experiences with privilege throughout their lives. So if you’re listening to this, and you’d like to schedule a virtual walk for your company or team, be sure to contact TheDiversityMovement.com.

    • 14 min
    Ask a Baby Boomer (Anson Dorrance) / Ask a Millennial (Candace Cooper)

    Ask a Baby Boomer (Anson Dorrance) / Ask a Millennial (Candace Cooper)

    Born between 1946 and 1964, Baby Boomers are often perceived as out of touch, low tech, and often closed minded. Born between 1981 and 1996, Millennials are typically described as entitled, flighty, and selfish. Are these fair stereotypes? What can we do to bridge communication between Baby Boomers, Millennials, and all generations?

    Our guests today are Anson Dorrance, 22-time national champion as the women's soccer coach at UNC, and Candace Cooper, sports media professional. And you won't want to miss their perspectives on generational stereotypes, what shaped their views, advice they would give to other generations, and what social media platforms they use most often.

    • 43 min
    Entrepreneur Gabi Angelini on Gabi's Grounds, Life with Down Syndrome, and Inspiring So Many

    Entrepreneur Gabi Angelini on Gabi's Grounds, Life with Down Syndrome, and Inspiring So Many

    Gabi Angelini is an entrepreneur, author, and all-around inspiration who has appeared on ABC Nightline, the Kelly Clarkson Show, and has been featured on countless local news and radio shows. Gabi has Down Syndrome. Along with her mother Mary, Gabi runs Gabi's Grounds Coffee. Today on the show, Gabi and Mary talk about how Gabi's Grounds got off the ground, the challenges of Down Syndrome, why people with special needs are often great employees, the GoFundMe to start up a storefront, and making a special "Coffee and Cookies" flavor at Two Roosters Ice Cream.

    • 21 min
    Unconscious Bias in Early Childhood Education, with Kate Goodwin and Kate Jordan-Downs

    Unconscious Bias in Early Childhood Education, with Kate Goodwin and Kate Jordan-Downs

    There's an equity problem in early childhood education. Actually, at least a couple. The first one is that not every child has access to quality education, and it puts them way behind when starting elementary school. The second is that there is an unconscious bias that minority children face, specifically black boys, that shape the way that they're treated and taught in school. Kate Goodwin and Kate Jordan-Downs are on a mission to fix these problems.

    • 46 min
    Bonus: The Donald Thompson Podcast: Overcoming Racism and Bias with HIRE Strategies CEO Sonya Hopson

    Bonus: The Donald Thompson Podcast: Overcoming Racism and Bias with HIRE Strategies CEO Sonya Hopson

    Donald Thompson, host of Season 1 of Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox, and CEO of The Diversity Movement, has his own podcast (the Donald Thompson Podcast) where he talks to leaders in the North Carolina business community. Today we share a recent episode where he had the opportunity to talk to Sonya Hopson, "The Lady with The Pink Hard Hat". She's an African American woman working primarily in the construction industry, and she's overcome so many challenges - bias, mistakes, imposter syndrome, racism, and her own personal struggles - to build HIRE Strategies into one of the preeminent job recruitment firms in North Carolina.

    • 39 min
    Gender Inequality and Code Switching in Sales, with NAWSP President Cynthia Barnes

    Gender Inequality and Code Switching in Sales, with NAWSP President Cynthia Barnes

    Cynthia Barnes is the Founder and CEO of the National Association of Women Sales Professionals, the only organization in the U S dedicated to helping women sales professionals reach the top 1% in their sales career. Today she talks about her why, gender inequality in sales, code switching, the hustle, and making sure to reward yourself.

    • 30 min

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